Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of making a comeback from injury against Manchester United next weekend, according to reports.
Sturridge was understood to be targeting a return from a long-term injury lay-off following the international break, however, The Mirror reports the England international will only be able to begin training with the first team at the end of the week at earliest.
According to the report, Sturridge’s late return means he will join the suspended Philippe Coutinho on the sidelines for the much-anticipated clash at Old Trafford on September 12.
The striker is understood to have been stepping up his rehabilitation in the past two months following hip surgery earlier in the year, but it is claimed he is not ready to join in full contact training.
Sturridge’s possible return to training next week will still be seen as a massive plus by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, with it initially believed
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